29 MAI 2017 NEWS: Carlisle - Harla -Kunal - Northampton - Jerusalem - Aberdeen -






ROYAUME UNI Remains of a roman bath house 809860 Carlisle - Over the last two weeks, the archaeology team has uncovered major sections of the unit’s bath house building, along with dozens of coins, an iron arrow head, pottery, bone hair pins and painted tiles. Many artefacts are in a remarkable state of preservation. The team have also discovered a tribute to Julia Domna, mother of the Roman Emperor Caracalla. He was Emperor from AD 198 to 217 and an inscription – carved into a sandstone block – describes Domna as mother of the Most Holy Emperor, the Roman Army, and the Senate – a key institution of the Roman state. This site is highly significant,” said Mr Giecco.We’re just beneath the site of the Roman fort at Stanwix and, until now, we never knew where the fort’s bath-house was. The obvious place was near the river. “There are blackened areas, probably where they had the furnaces for burning wood to heat the water.There were 1,000 men based here, members of the prestigious Ala Petriana and they were paid more than the other soldiers stationed here.The bath-house was a very important part of life for these cavalrymen – a meeting place and there would have been a lot of gambling and coins lost.”

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ETHIOPIEAmhharare Harla - The Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) says that a research team has discovered archaeological findings that depict the civilization of ‘Harla,’ the key center for international trade and beginning of Islam in Eastern Ethiopia during the medieval period.  The research is conducted for about two years by archeologists drawn from British Exeter University, Belgian Leuven University and Addis Ababa University. The archeological findings that depict the old civilization were collected in the city of ‘Harla’ digging 2.5 meters down underground. Lead researcher of the archeologists team , Professor Timothy Insoll, said  on his part that the 12th century mosque , evidence of Islamic burials and headstones as well as glass vessel fragments, rock crystals, carnelian, and glass beads were found  in the site of Harla.  Particularly, glass vessels, silver and bronze coins, gemstones and utensils from Yemen and China reassured that the oldest cosmopolitan was the center for Jewelry making and international trade, the professor underscored. The archeological research conducted on the civilization of the oldest town of ‘Harla,’ which dates back to 6thcentury,  is expected to continue in full energy. The oldest city of   ‘ Harla ’   is 500  kilometers  far away  from Addis Ababa  and found  in the outskirts of the city  of Dire Dawa, Walta learnt.


INDEHarappa 759 Kunal - Archaeologistst have claimed to have found bones from cooked meat at an ongoing excavation in one of the oldest “Harappan sites” in Kunal, which they say could provide clues to the dietary habits of that time. The bone samples are yet to be tested, but the archaeologists involved in the excavation say they may belong to Nilgai or breeds of cattle, including buffalo. “We found burnt bones at the spot. It appears that people at this site were non-vegetarian. But the question that needs to be answered is whether they used to eat the meat of domestic or wild animals,” said the official. Speaking to The Indian Express, Sumita Mishra, principal secretary, Haryana Archaeology and Museums Department, said they have decided to send three types of samples — soil, bones and charcoal — from the site for testing. Mishra said the excavation at Kunal in Fatehabad district, if validated, could push the early Harappan timeline back “by at least 1,000 years”.


USA8fb6b4adac2b41d58a9d55cdb0e0d438 Northampton - Archaeologists say an arrowhead found resting in a Northampton field may be among the oldest artifacts ever found in Massachusetts. And the researchers investigating it now have a broader lens through which to examine prehistoric life in the Valley. The research began with the 2015 discovery of what is believed to be a Clovis point arrowhead, which Gramly says could be 12,800 or more years old. While no more arrowheads have been found, the team has discovered items suggesting that native peoples hunted here in prehistoric times, Gramly said. On their most recent trip, Gramly’s researchers found not only flakes of quartz, a mineral native to this region, but also an abundance of Hudson River Valley flint, the material used to make the Clovis point, said team archaeologist Barbara L. Calogero. She said the shape of the rocks reveals their historic utility. In the case of the Clovis arrowhead, she said, its edges are fluted — much as a pie crust’s edges are fluted. She said the fluting was made to help the arrowhead pierce through the skin of the animals hunted by native people.“The fluting that was found is very diagnostic of folks who were here 12,000 years ago,” Calogero said. The recent discovery of flakes of flint makes the 2015 arrowhead discovery even more significant, the archaeologists say. Without the flakes, it could be more easily argued that the Clovis point was simply left behind by people traveling through the region, Gramly said. But because there are so many flint leftovers, they have more evidence that the native people used the Meadows area as a springtime hunting ground.


ISRAELShowimage 1 Jerusalem – The Antiquities Authority on Thursday unveiled relics from the 2,000-year-old battle for the capital that took place on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple. The findings, including well-preserved arrowheads and stone ballista balls, were discovered on the main road through the city to the Temple Mount, in an excavation that has been ongoing for several years. These finds tell the story of the last battle between the Roman forces and the Jewish rebels who had barricaded themselves in the city, a battle that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem,” the Antiquities Authority said.This battle is described by the historian Flavius Josephus [born 37 CE]: ‘On the following day the Romans, having routed the brigands from the town, set the whole on fire as far as Siloam (Josephus, Wars, Book 6:363).’” According to Nahshon Szanton and Moran Hagbi, directors of the excavation on behalf of the authority, the ballista balls were fired by Roman catapults used to bombard Jerusalem during the siege of the city. The arrowheads, they said, were used by the Jewish rebels. Another section of a street some 100 meters long and nearly eight meters wide, paved with large stone slabs, was previously exposed in the excavations.


ROYAUME UNIExcavating next to the historic chapel of kings college jpg Aberdeen - Artefacts dating from as far back as the Stone Age have been uncovered on a site at the University of Aberdeen. Students from the Department of Archaeology have uncovered a host of items including flints, writing tools, pottery and animal bones. The group has been excavating a site next to the 15th-century King’s College Chapel in the hope of finding the remains of a former grammar school, which is believed to have been set up there in the 1500s for students wanting to study at the university. Chris Croly, the university’s project officer for public engagement with research, revealed to the Evening Express that researchers have uncovered artefacts including 18th-century tools for writing, pottery, window glass from the old building and animal bones. The bones show evidence of human consumption of a variety of animals, such as chickens. Pieces predating the 18th Century were also found in the soil, including 17th-century tobacco pipes that possibly belonged to school teachers and 13th-century pottery.